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Silva: I want to keep Ademola Lookman at Everton

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Everton boss Marco Silva is determined to retain Ademola Lookman, amid reported interest from RB Leipzig

The 20-year-old winger spent the latter part last season on loan at Leipzig and managed five goals with four assists in 11 appearances for the Bundesliga side.

Now Leipzig are allegedly determined to sign Lookman permanently before the end of the German transfer window on August 31.

A reported bid of £22m has been lodged to Everton.

But Silva insists that he has no plans to sell and will not tolerate any forced attempts on a move.

“One hundred per cent I don’t give them a chance to disturb something,” he said on The Guardian.

“They know since they come through the gate what they have to do and what their obligation is at Finch Farm. He knows my way.

“All of them know what is my way. When the market is open and some clubs are interested in these things can happen but it is easy for us to solve these kinds of things.

“Really, he does not have any other solution. If he stays here he has to be convinced it is the right way.

“Of course, I am here to convince him, like all the other players, but for me it is not difficult. He is in a big club and he has to understand that.”

Lookman has only managed three goals in 24 first-team games at Everton since arriving from Charlton Athletic in January 2017.